Exhibition Refusee

©Sergey Ponomarev Photo Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

Wed, 11.01.2017 -
Tue, 28.02.2017

Goethe-Gallery

Sergey Ponomarev, joint winner of 2016 Pulitzer Prize and World Press Photo Contest

Presented by Hong Kong International Photo Festival
In Collaboration with Goethe-Institut Hongkong


The Hong Kong International Photo Festival is pleased to offer guided tours for groups. Please contact Mr Kelvin Cheuk at 2777 0955 for arrangement.

The exhibition features captivating photographic works by Sergey Ponomarev, joint winner of 2016 Pulitzer Prize and World Press Photo Contest. “Refusee” embraces the words of “Refugee”, “Refuse” and “See”, which reflects the dilemma of the current refugee crisis in Europe. The works by Ponomarev address the crisis through a humanitarian lens, focusing on the people who were less fortunate to be born in the troubled area of the global village. Their journey began in war, poverty, oppression, and continues to an unknown destiny.

Film Programme:
14.1.2017        8pm    Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
(Part of the Hong Kong Independent Film Festival)
We Are Young. We Are Strong
Germany/ 2014/ 116 mins/ In German with Chinese & English subtitles
Director: Burhan Qurbani
The film recounts the incident of violent xenophobic riots in Rostock in 1992 from the perspectives of three very different characters. LIEN is a Vietnamese woman who settled in Germany, but at the end of the day she will be fighting for her life wondering if the place she called home could ever be one for her. STEFAN and his friends are part of the night's violent turmoil. Young and angry, bored during the daytime, they look forward to the nightly riots and clashes with the police and foreigners. Stefan's father MARTIN is an ambitious local politician, trapped in a dilemma: does he advance his career or stand up for his ideals?
 
15.1.2017        8pm    Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
(Part of the Hong Kong Independent Film Festival)
My Beautiful Country
Germany/ 2012/ 88 mins/ In German with English subtitles
Director: Michaela Kezele

Kosovo, 1999. As the civil war between Serbs and Albanians rages, hatred has replaced tolerance, and towns are brutally divided along ethnic lines. The young Serbian widow Danica lives with her two sons in a predominantly Serbian community close to a small town which the River Ibar divides into an Albanian and a Serbian section. One day, Danica comes home to find an injured Kosovo-Albanian soldier, Ramiz, in her house. Though aware that he is on the run from the Serbian militia, she nurses him back to health. Ramiz makes friends with Danica’s children as well – but not with her spiteful and jealous neighbor...
 
20.1.2017        7:45pm           Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
(Part of German Film Forum 2016 – 2017  “Away from Home”)
Crescent Moon Truths
Germany/ 2012/ 89 mins/ In German with English subtitles
Director: Bettina Blümner

The Turkish men who regularly meet for the fathers’ group at the Berlin association “Aufbruch Neukölln e.V.” have nothing in common with the clichés of authoritarian patriarchs. While talking about their conflicts, they sometimes appear almost helpless, and are often full of contradictions. Their focus is mostly on family problems. The openness with which they discuss these issues – in the presence of a female German filmmaker and her camerawoman – enables the viewer to gain new and more nuanced insight into a world that is usually inaccessible to outsiders.
 
 

 

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